THE STONES OF MANI: Views of the Southern Peloponnese.
Place Published: Sacramento
Publisher: Stalwart Press
Date Published: 1999
Edition: First edition, signed, limited
Condition: Fine. Minor crease to photo mounted on prospectus
Book Id: 20825
2 volumes (text volume and portfolio of plates); quarto,  pp.(text volume); portfolio contains a cover sheet and 12 platinum-palladium photographic prints, each with separate descriptive sheet. Text volume and portfolio covered in grayish-tan natural linen cloth with text volume title printed on blue Hahnemuhle Bugra paper inset on front board, both volumes housed in matching slipcase together with publication announcement/prospectus with mounted photograph on prospectus front wrapper.
Beautifully conceived and executed paean to this region of southern Greece. Swisher's photographs, primarily of the countryside in the province of Laconia, were made with a 4 x 5 field camera during the years 1984-1995. The platinum-palladium prints are contact printed on Crane's 90-pound business card stock, each signed and numbered by the photographer. Text is printed in ATF Garamond and ATF Garamond Italic with Hadriano Stonecut for display titles on Rives Heavyweight paper. Edition limited to 60 copies, 12 not for sale. This #26, signed by the author/photographer. Additionally, this copy is signed by the binder, L. J. Dillon, and printer, Robert Dickover.